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IES 2020: Introduction, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Examination Process, Final Result & Cutoff

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What is IES Exam?

Indian Engineering Services (IES) examination, which is also known as Engineering Services Examination (ESE in short) is among popular national level recruitment exam which is organized by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The real purpose of this examination is to recruit candidates for various positions in engineering department working under Government of India. The Engineering Services Examination is been conducted for four engineering branches namely:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

IES examination is considered among the toughest competitive examination in India. Around 2 lakh students appear for the exam every year which makes it among top competitive exams in the country. The exam recruits the Group A as well as Group B officers which are responsible for various technical positions in Government of India. The exam is a three stage recruitment process which includes IES Prelims, IES Main and finally the personality Test. On basis of the final merit of all candidates, they are been recommended for all technical posts in Government of India.

IES Examination: Important Dates for the exam

Events Dates
Notification for the IES exam25 September 2019
Application process begins25 September 2019
Application process ends15 October 2019
Application withdrawal dates22 October 2019- 28 October 2019
Prelims Examination5 January 2020`
Main Examination28 June 2020

Eligibility for IES Exam 2020

It is necessary for all the students that all the norms which are prescribed by the UPSC are been complied by them. Some of the criteria been mentioned below:

  1. Nationality

All the candidates which are appearing for exam should be

A citizen of India, a subject of Nepal, Tibet or Bhutan who came to India before 1st January 1962

A person of Indian origin who have migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma or any of the East African countries.

  • Age Limit

All the Aspirants must be at least 21 years old and must not have attained the age of 30 years old on 1st January 2020. The upper age limit of 30 years is been relaxed to 35 years in the case of government servants of various government departments.

  • Physical Examination

In order to be eligible for the examination, all the candidates must be physically fit as per guidelines made by the organizing body.

  • Education Qualification

The candidate must possess the following in order to be eligible for IES 2020:

  • An engineering degree from recognized university
  • Obtained a degree or a diploma from any foreign engineering university which is been recognized in India
  • Passed graduate membership examination from various institutes like Electronics and Telecommunication, Electronics and Radio Engineers and Aeronautical Society of India.

IES Exam 2020 Exam Process

Step 1: Filling out Application Form

The forms are available online on UPSC website. All the candidates are required to fill the application form in which they have to select their preferred venue for the exam centre. At last they need to submit prescribed fees for application form as per the category of the candidate.

Step 2: Downloading the Admit Card for IES 2020

When the examination’s Admit card is been available online on the official website of UPSC, the candidate needs to enter their application number as well as their date of birth in order to download the admit card.

Step 3: IES 2020 Prelims (Preliminary Examination)

All the candidates need to appear for the preliminary entrance exam of IES and students are advised to reach the centre before one hour of the exam.  Once the result is been announced, candidates who are qualified for the IES Main are needed to fill the IES Main Detailed Application Form (DAF).

Step 4: IES Main Exam 2020

Students who clear the first stage of the examination will be allowed to appear for the IES 2020 Main exams. This stage is been considered as the toughest part to clear during the whole process of the examination. Once the IES Main results are out, the candidate is been called for the interview process which is the last stage of the examination.

Step 5: IES interview 2020

Candidates who have qualified for prelims as well as main examination are been asked to participate in the final interview process. Only those students who are able to clear personal interview round are qualified for the final process of recruitment in various government departments.

Step 6: Result & final cutoff for IES 2020

The results are been declared as the date been provided by the UPSC and the process of recruitment begins after the final result. This is the final process after which candidates are called to join the offices as executive engineers, mid-level manager positions as well as various bureaucrats of their respective departments.

The cut-off is released just after the final result. The final list states number of candidates selected for each of the category in each Engineering branch. This ends the process of whole IES examination for year 2020.

Syllabus for IES 2020 (Including every Engineering Branch)

The IES 2020 has a syllabus will comprise various topics from General Studies to Engineering Aptitude. All the important topics are been provided in the table below:

Topics from General Studies and Engineering Aptitude
Current status of national as well as international importance which are related with social, economic as well as industrial development
Engineering Aptitude which covers Analytic ability and Logical Reasoning
All the general principles of design and drawings
Basics of energy and environment conversation, pollution and degradation and climate change
Ethics and values in the profession of engineering
Information and Communication Technologies which are based on tools and their application in the department of Engineering such as e-governance, networking and online based education.
Mechanical Engineering
Fluid Mechanics
Heat Transfer
Turbo Machinery
Civil Engineering
Building Materials
Structural Analysis
Solid Mechanics
Design of various steel structures
Various construction practices, management and planning
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Mathematics
Fundamental of Computers
Electrical Circuits
Basics of Electronic engineering
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Basics of electronic Engineering
Material Science
Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation
Theory of Networks
Analog as well as Digital Current

Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ’s) About IES 2020

Q: In which month the IES 2020 will be conducted?

A: IES is been conducted every year in the month of January. The Prelims round of the exam will begin in January 2020.

Q: How many stages a candidate need to clear in order to qualify for IAS 2020?

A: There are 3 stages which are required to be cleared. They are been stated below:

Stage 1: Prelims or Preliminary round

Stage 2: Mains

Stage 3: Personality Test or Interview Round

Q: What is the age limit for IES?

A: Anyone who appearing for the IES 2020 needs to be minimum 21 years old and maximum 30 years old.

Q: How many attempts are there in IES for a candidate belonging to general category?

A: There are no restriction in the number of attempts although there is eligibility criteria of age between 21 to 30 years of age.

Q: How many vacancies are there for UPSC IES 2020?

A: There are approx. 600 vacancies available in four engineering departments.